Vegetable Amaranth Greens - Key Growing Information

A harvest of fresh vegetable amaranth greens.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amaranthus tricolor
CULTURE: Easy to grow. Vegetable Amaranth performs best in hot, humid weather.
DIRECT SEEDING: For baby leaf: Sow 3–5 seeds/in. in rows at least 2" apart. For full size: Sow 12–15 seeds/ft. in warm 70°F (21°C) soil, covering 1/8– 1/4". Thin to 6" apart.
DISEASE: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
HARVEST: Start harvesting leaves when plants are at least 1' tall. The plants will continue to produce young, edible leaves. To pick individual leaves, pinch off terminal buds to encourage branching. Or cut whole plant when small to use rosette.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1,600'/oz., 26,000'/lb., 1.2 lb./acre at 15 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 48,900 seeds.
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 32'.